A few months before my son was born, I was looking for a way to keep writing even as new demands were about to be made on my time. It was around that time Duane decided to open a twitter account for Here Be Monsters. That reminded me of microfiction, these little, 140-characters stories that started on twitter. It seemed like a cool, if challenging, idea. So I started writing some. To my delight, I found it to be great fun, and a good way to keep the writing alive even when I had very little time to sit down at the keyboard. I started thinking about my small snippets of fiction at every moment of the day, driving to work, burping the baby, changing a diaper, making dinner, all the while trying to figure out a way to tell something fun without going over the character count.
You can find some of those on the blog in the “Microfiction” section. Some are also on Here Be Monsters’ facebook page. And for today’s blog post, I’ve decided to post a microfiction best-of. Here are some of my personal favourites, a top-ten of sorts, though the choice was hard, so I might post some more later.
There it is. I should also mention that we’re accepting submissions of microfiction for issue 6, if you want to try your hand at this. The deadline is January 16th, 2012. These are really just for fun, so we do not offer any payment for them, but will use the ones we choose somewhere in the issue. Maximum 140 characters.